On September 1, 2017, Oshkosh Defense announced that the U.S. Army placed another order for the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) program, including 611 vehicles and 1,789 installed and packaged kits.
The order, valued at more than $177 million, is the sixth order for JLTVs since the contract was awarded in August 2015.
In early August 2017, the Army ordered 748 vehicles from Oshkosh Defense in an order valued at more than $195 million.
The Oshkosh JLTV is intended to replace the U.S. Army and Marine Corps aging up-armored HMMWV fleet.
Designed more than 35 years ago to transport troops and equipment in non-combat environments, the HMMWV failed to evolve to meet new threats and changing tactics, leaving Warfighters vulnerable to attack.
As the battlefield threats change, so should the fleet to support new missions.